18 September 2012

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Pakistan SC PM agrees to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari

Pakistan SC PM agrees to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari

In 2009, all politicians got united and made law which made corruption legal indirectly and which saved President Zardari and others.

But Supreme Court over ruled that law.

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has agreed to re-open draft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari

This is big victory for citizens of Pakistan and democracy and active role of Pakistan Supreme Court otherwise Pakistan SC could have given just dates after dates without touching the file.

But fearless and honest Pakistan Supreme Court confronted executive and made them follow the course of Justice.

Before this One Prime Minister refused to open corruption cases, faced contempt charges, he resigned but he did not support demand of justice.

In June, Pakistan Supreme Court had disqualified his predecessor, PM Yousuf Raza Gilani, after convicting him of contempt for not acting on repeated orders to revive the corruption cases against Mr. Zardari.

Now again this time New Prime Minister tried to avoid but finally Prime Minister in SC agreed.

Politicians said that President Mr. Zardari enjoys immunity as head of state so they will not open corruption cases against him.

Corruption case dates back to 1990, when he and his late wife, former premier Benazir Bhutto, are suspected of laundering $12 million allegedly paid in bribes by companies seeking customs inspection contracts.

Now SC of Pakistan has asked the PM to revoke a letter of the Attorney General asking for closure of the cases against Mr Zaradari.

It has also asked Mr Ashraf to hand over authority to the Law Ministry and draft a letter sanctioning re-opening of the corruption cases within the next few days.

The court had ordered the Prime Minister to comply with an order to write to authorities in Switzerland asking them to reopen multimillion dollar corruption probes into the president.

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Janie September 18, 2012  

Interesting perspective on the corruption case.

Bikramjit September 19, 2012  

well lets wait and watch .. what happenes